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Connected Transport... Air . Sea . Surface . Rail (Session 1)

About this event

The Connected Transport Context

Recent years have seen significant advancements in future generation wireless networks, that enable the delivery of cost effective and spectrum efficient solutions, to a multitude of land based, airborne and ocean going platforms, providing video, data, audio and internet for both operational and consumer applications. 

Genuine, ubiquitous connectivity, will require topologies featuring a hybrid mix of complimentary access technologies, from both Terrestrial and NewSpace sources, in order to provide mobile users and connected vehicles, vessels, aircraft and trains, with robust connectivity across a wide range of networking environments… including the most remote, hardest to reach locations.

The Connected Transport and Infrastructure video conference will ask;

What architectures and emerging heterogenous ICTs will be internertworked to enable this brave, new, nomadic world?

Session 1.

  • ESA Support for Connected Transport

Mauro Cordani, Future Programmes Officer, European Space Agency 


Roberta Mugellesi Dow, Head Connected Transport Business Applications, European Space Agency

  • Satellite and Connected Transport: Barriers to Entry

Rob Furlong, Manager Transport Systems, Knowledge Transfer Network (Innovate UK)

  • Agnostic Continuity: a Required Model for IFC

Jags Burhm, Senior Vice President Global Aero Mobility, Eutelsat

  • Hughes JUPITER™ Mobility – Addressing the Complexity of Air, Sea and Land Transport Connectivity

Reza Rasoulian, Vice President Broadband Satellite Services, Hughes Network Systems

Session 2.

  • Satellite Communications for WiFi On-Board

Javier Santos, International Business Development, Inster

  • Modern Satellite Communications in Rail

Robert Gardner, Senior Innovation Engineer, Network Rail

  • The French Autonomous Train Project

Thomas Jennequin, Programme Train Autonome, SNCF S.A.

  • Opportunities in Mobility

David Burr, Vice President Satellite Operators & Mobility, Comtech EF Data

  • Scaling Digitalisation in Maritime ... the Role of Connectivity

Nick Chubb, Founder & Managing Director, Thetius

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Javier Santos International Business Development @ Inster

  • Team member
    Paul Stahl C21@century21comms.com Executive @ C21

  • Guest speaker
    David Burr

  • Guest speaker
    Nick Chubb Founder and Managing Director @ Thetius

    Nick Chubb is the founder of maritime innovation research consultancy Thetius. Nick founded Thetius in 2019 to serve as a source of intelligence, analysis, and research on emerging technologies within the ocean supply chain, and help industry leaders to understand and prepare for the future.

  • Guest speaker
    Roberta Mugellesi Head of Connected Transport Business Applications @ European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Guest speaker
    Mauro Cordani Future Programmes Officer @ European Space Agency

  • Guest speaker
    Thomas Jennequin Programme Train Autonome @ SNCF

    Experienced in project management with a demonstrated history of working in the rail transportation industry. Skilled in Telecom and Automous vehicles, Safety, 5G, GPRS/GSM-R and ERTMS. Strong product management in international context for commercial purposes and EU standardization.

  • Guest speaker
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    Robert Gardner Senior Innovation Engineer @ Network Rail

  • Guest speaker
    Rob Furlong Manager Transport Systems @ Knowledge Transfer Network

  • Guest speaker
    Reza Rasoulian Vice President Broadband Satellite Services @ Hughes Network Systems

  • Guest speaker
    Jags Burhm Senior Vice President Global Aero Mobility @ Eutelsat

  • Guest speaker
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    Paul Andrew SVP @ EMP


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